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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795391/uncommon-cause-of-cirrhosis-a-case-of-werner-syndrome-with-a-novel-wrn-mutation
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S Deepak Amalnath, Forough Sargolzaeiaval, Junko Oshima, Dipti Baskar
Werner syndrome is a rare progeroid syndrome caused by the WRN gene mutation. It is characterized by a general appearance of premature aging, diabetes mellitus, and atherosclerosis, and an increased risk of malignancies. We report a patient who presented with hematemesis due to cirrhosis of liver and was subsequently diagnosed with Werner syndrome. Further genetic analysis showed a novel mutation in the WRN gene which has not previously been reported. Werner syndrome should be considered for the cases of liver cirrhosis when accompanied by the features of accelerated aging...
August 9, 2017: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791128/the-first-japanese-patient-with-mandibular-hypoplasia-deafness-progeroid-features-and-lipodystrophy-diagnosed-via-pold1-mutation-detection
#2
Asami Okada, Tomohiro Kohmoto, Takuya Naruto, Ichiro Yokota, Yumiko Kotani, Aki Shimada, Yoko Miyamoto, Rizu Takahashi, Aya Goji, Kiyoshi Masuda, Shoji Kagami, Issei Imoto
Mandibular hypoplasia, deafness, progeroid features and lipodystrophy (MDPL) syndrome is a rare autosomal dominant disorder caused by heterozygous POLD1 mutations. To date, 13 patients affected by POLD1 mutation-caused MDPL have been described. We report a clinically undiagnosed 11-year-old male who noted joint contractures at 6 years of age. Targeted exome sequencing identified a known POLD1 mutation [NM_002691.3:c.1812_1814del, p.(Ser605del)] that diagnosed him as the first Japanese/East Asian MDPL case.
2017: Human Genome Variation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757335/imaging-in-cutis-laxa-syndrome-caused-by-a-dominant-negative-aldh18a1-mutation-with-hypotheses-for-intracranial-vascular-tortuosity-and%C3%A2-wide-perivascular-spaces
#3
P F Sinnige, C M A van Ravenswaaij-Arts, P Caruso, A E Lin, M Boon, E Rahikkala, B Callewaert, L C Meiners
The autosomal dominant progeroid form of cutis laxa is a recently identified multiple congenital anomaly disorder characterized by thin, wrinkled skin, a progeroid appearance, intra-uterine growth retardation, postnatal growth restriction, psychomotor developmental delay, microcephaly, cataract, hypotonia and contractures. De novo heterozygous mutations in ALDH18A1 have been described in this condition. We present neuroimaging abnormalities in three patients. One patient had intracranial arterial and venous tortuosity, widened ventricular and extra-axial cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) spaces, wide perivascular spaces and increased T2 signal intensity in the cerebral white matter over time...
July 18, 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738022/werner-syndrome-a-model-for-sarcopenia-due-to-accelerated-aging
#4
Masaya Yamaga, Minoru Takemoto, Mayumi Shoji, Kenichi Sakamoto, Masashi Yamamoto, Takahiro Ishikawa, Masaya Koshizaka, Yoshiro Maezawa, Kazuki Kobayashi, Koutaro Yokote
Werner syndrome (WS) is a rare inheritable progeroid syndrome caused by a mutation in the WRN gene. Although WS has been described as a characteristic appearance of very slender extremities with a stocky trunk, few studies have investigated the loss of muscle mass, fat mass distribution (body composition), and mobility according to age and sex. Therefore, the aim of this study was to precisely describe the body composition in WS. Nine Japanese patients with WS (four males and five females; mean age 48±8.8 years) were recruited...
July 19, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689755/accelerated-aging-in-schizophrenia-and-related-disorders-future-research
#5
Brian Kirkpatrick, Brian K Kennedy
Several lines of evidence suggest schizophrenia is a segmental progeria, that is, some but not all aspects of accelerated aging may be present. However, the evidence has not been consistent. Problems with matching and confounding may account for some of these discrepancies. Given the etiopathophysiological heterogeneity of schizophrenia, it is possible that only a specific pathophysiological group within schizophrenia is associated with progeroid features, while others are not, or that one group is associated with a particular segment of aging features, while other progeroid features are found in another pathophysiological subgroup...
July 6, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660486/hutchinson-gilford-progeria-syndrome-a-premature-aging-disease
#6
REVIEW
Muhammad Saad Ahmed, Sana Ikram, Nousheen Bibi, Asif Mir
Progeria is sporadic, very rare, autosomal dominant, deadly childhood disorder. It is one of the progeroid syndromes also known as Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome (HGPS). Aging is a developmental process that begins with fertilization and ends up with death involving a lot of environmental and genetic factors. The disease firstly involves premature aging and then death from complications of atherosclerosis such as myocardial infarction, stroke, atherosclerosis, or heart failure. The lifespan of the patient is normally up to teen age or early twenties...
June 28, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521875/exome-sequencing-reveals-a-de-novo-pold1-mutation-causing-phenotypic-variability-in-mandibular-hypoplasia-deafness-progeroid-features-and-lipodystrophy-syndrome-mdpl
#7
Sahar Elouej, Ana Beleza-Meireles, Richard Caswell, Kevin Colclough, Sian Ellard, Jean Pierre Desvignes, Christophe Béroud, Nicolas Lévy, Shehla Mohammed, Annachiara De Sandre-Giovannoli
BACKGROUND: Mandibular hypoplasia, deafness, progeroid features, and lipodystrophy syndrome (MDPL) is an autosomal dominant systemic disorder characterized by prominent loss of subcutaneous fat, a characteristic facial appearance and metabolic abnormalities. This syndrome is caused by heterozygous de novo mutations in the POLD1 gene. To date, 19 patients with MDPL have been reported in the literature and among them 14 patients have been characterized at the molecular level. Twelve unrelated patients carried a recurrent in-frame deletion of a single codon (p...
June 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515154/progerin-sequestration-of-pcna-promotes-replication-fork-collapse-and-mislocalization-of-xpa-in-laminopathy-related-progeroid-syndromes
#8
Benjamin A Hilton, Ji Liu, Brian M Cartwright, Yiyong Liu, Maya Breitman, Youjie Wang, Rowdy Jones, Hui Tang, Antonio Rusinol, Phillip R Musich, Yue Zou
Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome (HGPS) is a rare genetic disorder that is caused by a point mutation in the LMNA gene resulting in production of a truncated farnesylated-prelamin A protein (progerin). We previously reported that XPA mislocalized to the progerin-induced DNA double-strand break (DSB) sites, blocking DSB repair, which led to DSB accumulation, DNA damage responses, and early replication arrest in HGPS. In this study, the XPA mislocalization to DSBs occurred at stalled or collapsed replication forks, concurrent with a significant loss of PCNA at the forks, whereas PCNA efficiently bound to progerin...
May 17, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502819/functional-relevance-of-mirnas-in-premature-ageing
#9
REVIEW
Xurde M Caravia, David Roiz-Valle, Alba Morán-Álvarez, Carlos López-Otín
Ageing is a complex biological process characterized by the progressive loss of biological fitness due to the accumulation of macromolecular and cellular damage that affects most living organisms. Moreover, ageing is an important risk factor for many pathologies, including cardiovascular diseases, neurological disorders, and cancer. However, the ageing rate can be modulated by genetic, nutritional, and pharmacological factors, highlighting the concept of "ageing plasticity". Progeroid syndromes are a group of rare genetic diseases that resemble many characteristics of physiological ageing...
May 11, 2017: Mechanisms of Ageing and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477268/expression-of-progerin-does-not-result-in-an-increased-mutation-rate
#10
Emmanuelle Deniaud, Charlene Lemaître, Shelagh Boyle, Wendy A Bickmore
In the premature ageing disease Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome (HGPS), the underlying genetic defect in the lamin A gene leads to accumulation at the nuclear lamina of progerin-a mutant form of lamin A that cannot be correctly processed. This has been reported to result in defects in the DNA damage response and in DNA repair, leading to the hypothesis that, as in normal ageing and in other progeroid syndromes caused by mutation of genes of the DNA repair and DNA damage response pathways, increased DNA damage may be responsible for the premature ageing phenotypes in HGPS patients...
May 6, 2017: Chromosome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447407/wiedemann-rautenstrauch-syndrome-a-phenotype-analysis
#11
Stefano Paolacci, Debora Bertola, José Franco, Shehla Mohammed, Marco Tartaglia, Bernd Wollnik, Raoul C Hennekam
Wiedemann-Rautenstrauch syndrome (WRS) is a neonatal progeroid disorder characterized by growth retardation, lipodystrophy, a distinctive face, and dental anomalies. Patients reported to date demonstrate a remarkable variability in phenotype, which hampers diagnostics. We performed a literature search, and analyzed 51 reported patients, using the originally reported patients as "gold standard." In 15 patients sufficient information and photographic evidence was available to confirm the clinical diagnosis. In 12 patients the diagnosis was suggestive but lack of data prevented a definite diagnosis, and in 24 patients an alternative diagnosis was likely...
April 26, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440507/a-novel-splice-site-mutation-of-wrn-c-ivs28-2t-c-identified-in-a-consanguineous-family-with-werner-syndrome
#12
Pan-Feng Wu, Jie-Yuan Jin, Jing-Jing Li, Ji-Qiang He, Liang-Liang Fan, Min Jin, Hao Huang, Kun Xia, Ju-Yu Tang, Rong Xiang
Werner Syndrome (WS) is a rare, adult‑onset progeroid syndrome that is associated with multiple age‑associated complications and relatively short life expectancy. The characteristics of WS include a 'bird‑like' appearance, canities, cataracts and ulcerations around the ankles. In addition, certain patients develop hypogonadism with atrophic genitalia and infertility. The average life span of affected individuals is 54 years. Previous studies have demonstrated that mutations in the Werner syndrome RecQ like helicase gene (WRN) may contribute to WS...
June 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423660/progerin-impairs-vascular-smooth-muscle-cell-growth-via-the-dna-damage-response-pathway
#13
Daisuke Kinoshita, Ayako Nagasawa, Ippei Shimizu, Takashi K Ito, Yohko Yoshida, Masanori Tsuchida, Atsushi Iwama, Toshiya Hayano, Tohru Minamino
Mutations of the lamin A gene cause various premature aging syndromes, including Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome (HGPS) and atypical Werner syndrome. In HGPS (but not atypical Werner syndrome), extensive loss of vascular smooth muscle cells leads to myocardial infarction with premature death. The underlying mechanisms how single gene mutations can cause various phenotypes are largely unknown. We performed an interactome analysis using mutant forms of lamin A involved in progeroid syndromes. We found that the mutant lamin A responsible for HGPS, known as progerin, could not bind to proteins related to the DNA damage response, including DNA-dependent protein kinase (DNA-PK)...
May 23, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406750/sirtuins-and-dna-damage-repair-sirt7-comes-to-play
#14
REVIEW
Berta N Vazquez, Joshua K Thackray, Lourdes Serrano
Aging is characterized by a cumulative loss of genome integrity, which involves chromatin reorganization, transcriptional dysregulation and the accumulation of DNA damage. Sirtuins participate in the protection against these aging processes by promoting genome homeostasis in response to cellular stress. We recently reported that SirT7(-/-) mice suffer from partial embryonic lethality and a progeroid like phenotype. At the cellular level, SIRT7 depletion results in the impaired repair of DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs), one the most dangerous DNA lesions, leading to genome instability...
March 4, 2017: Nucleus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394436/recent-trends-in-wrn-gene-mutation-patterns-in-individuals-with-werner-syndrome
#15
Masaya Yamaga, Minoru Takemoto, Aki Takada-Watanabe, Naoko Koizumi, Takumi Kitamoto, Kenichi Sakamoto, Takahiro Ishikawa, Masaya Koshizaka, Yoshiro Maezawa, Koutaro Yokote
OBJECTIVES: To determine recent trends in mutation patterns in the WRN gene, which cause Werner syndrome (WS), a rare, inheritable progeroid syndrome in Japan. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort. SETTING: Longitudinal survey of WS and literature search for case reports. PARTICIPANTS: Individuals whose genetic testing their facilities had requested between 2009 and October 2016 (N = 67). MEASUREMENTS: A nationwide epidemiological study was conducted from 2009 to 2011 to improve understanding of the pathology of WS and develop therapeutic guidelines...
April 10, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383136/age-related-decline-in-bubr1-impairs-adult-hippocampal-neurogenesis
#16
Zhongxi Yang, Heechul Jun, Chan-Ii Choi, Ki Hyun Yoo, Chang Hoon Cho, Syed Mohammed Qasim Hussaini, Ambrosia J Simmons, Seonhee Kim, Jan M van Deursen, Darren J Baker, Mi-Hyeon Jang
Aging causes significant declines in adult hippocampal neurogenesis and leads to cognitive disability. Emerging evidence demonstrates that decline in the mitotic checkpoint kinase BubR1 level occurs with natural aging and induces progeroid features in both mice and children with mosaic variegated aneuploidy syndrome. Whether BubR1 contributes to age-related deficits in hippocampal neurogenesis is yet to be determined. Here we report that BubR1 expression is significantly reduced with natural aging in the mouse brain...
June 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294978/discriminative-features-in-three-autosomal-recessive-cutis-laxa-syndromes-cutis-laxa-iia-cutis-laxa-iib-and-geroderma-osteoplastica
#17
REVIEW
Ariana Kariminejad, Fariba Afroozan, Bita Bozorgmehr, Alireza Ghanadan, Susan Akbaroghli, Hamid Reza Khorram Khorshid, Faezeh Mojahedi, Aria Setoodeh, Abigail Loh, Yu Xuan Tan, Nathalie Escande-Beillard, Fransiska Malfait, Bruno Reversade, Thatjana Gardeitchik, Eva Morava
Cutis laxa is a heterogeneous condition characterized by redundant, sagging, inelastic, and wrinkled skin. The inherited forms of this disease are rare and can have autosomal dominant, autosomal recessive, or X-linked inheritance. Three of the autosomal recessive cutis laxa syndromes, namely cutis laxa IIA (ARCL2A), cutis laxa IIB (ARCL2B), and geroderma osteodysplastica (GO), have very similar clinical features, complicating accurate diagnosis. Individuals with these conditions often present with cutis laxa, progeroid features, and hyperextensible joints...
March 15, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276523/homozygosity-for-the-wrn-helicase-inactivating-variant-r834c-does-not-confer-a-werner-syndrome-clinical-phenotype
#18
Ashwini S Kamath-Loeb, Diego G Zavala-van Rankin, Jeny Flores-Morales, Mary J Emond, Julia M Sidorova, Alessandra Carnevale, Maria Del Carmen Cárdenas-Cortés, Thomas H Norwood, Raymond J Monnat, Lawrence A Loeb, Gabriela E Mercado-Celis
Loss-of-function mutations in the WRN helicase gene cause Werner syndrome- a progeroid syndrome with an elevated risk of cancer and other age-associated diseases. Large numbers of single nucleotide polymorphisms have been identified in WRN. We report here the organismal, cellular, and molecular phenotypes of variant rs3087425 (c. 2500C > T) that results in an arginine to cysteine substitution at residue 834 (R834C) and up to 90% reduction of WRN helicase activity. This variant is present at a high (5%) frequency in Mexico, where we identified 153 heterozygous and three homozygous individuals among 3,130 genotyped subjects...
March 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229533/expansion-of-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells-with-aging-in-the-bone-marrow-of-mice-through-a-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-dependent-mechanism
#19
Rafael R Flores, Cheryl L Clauson, Joonseok Cho, Byeong-Chel Lee, Sara J McGowan, Darren J Baker, Laura J Niedernhofer, Paul D Robbins
With aging, there is progressive loss of tissue homeostasis and functional reserve, leading to an impaired response to stress and an increased risk of morbidity and mortality. A key mediator of the cellular response to damage and stress is the transcription factor NF-κB. We demonstrated previously that NF-κB transcriptional activity is upregulated in tissues from both natural aged mice and in a mouse model of a human progeroid syndrome caused by defective repair of DNA damage (ERCC1-deficient mice). We also demonstrated that genetic reduction in the level of the NF-κB subunit p65(RelA) in the Ercc1(-/∆) progeroid mouse model of accelerated aging delayed the onset of age-related pathology including muscle wasting, osteoporosis, and intervertebral disk degeneration...
June 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228640/autosomal-dominant-cutis-laxa-with-progeroid-features-due-to-a-novel-de-novo-mutation-in-aldh18a1
#20
Priya T Bhola, Taila Hartley, Eric Bareke, Kym M Boycott, Sarah M Nikkel, David A Dyment
De novo dominant mutations in the aldehyde dehydrogenase 18 family member A1 (ALDH18A1) gene have recently been shown to cause autosomal dominant cutis laxa with progeroid features (MIM 616603). To date, all de novo dominant mutations have been found in a single highly conserved amino acid residue at position p.Arg138. We report an 8-year-old male with a clinical diagnosis of autosomal dominant cutis laxa (ADCL) with progeroid features and a novel de novo missense mutation in ALDH18A1 (NM_002860.3: c.377G>A (p...
June 2017: Journal of Human Genetics
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